Ergonomics in the Lab: Increasing Productivity

Ergonomics in the Lab: Increasing Productivity

Title: Ergonomics in the Lab: Increasing Productivity

Date: June 20, 2023

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Presenter: Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ)

Protecting Workers from Ergonomic Hazards

Most team members in clinical laboratories aren’t focused on the everyday ergonomic risk factors that exist within their work environments. However, these hazards impact worker protection, operating costs, and can affect service levels for patient treatment. Even experienced technicians who are busy or tired are at increased risk from “ergonomic stressors” that can become injuries or require days away from work­­.

To help you better manage your laboratory safety plan, this webinar will help you identify the most commonly found ergonomic hazards. We will use a series of approaches to present actionable insights into preventing these hazards.

With help from Dan the “Lab Safety Man” Scungio, we will identify the most frequently observed ergonomic hazards in clinical laboratories and provide cost-effective solutions for avoiding them. Most importantly, the webinar will give you a greater understanding of how you can keep the people around you safer in your lab.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will help you:

  • Review basic and intermediate laboratory safety regulations and best practices
  • Examine specific lab ergonomic risk factors
  • Identify cost-effective solutions to everyday workplace hazards
  • Correlate laboratory needs to specific lab safety products

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Fisher Healthcare is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.™ Program. One P.A.C.E.™ credit-hour will be provided for this complimentary basic level program.


Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ)

Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ)

Also known as “Dan, the Lab Safety Man,” Daniel J. Scungio’s experience as a certified medical technologist spans more than 30 years. Dan worked as a laboratory generalist in 75- to 800-bed hospitals before becoming a laboratory manager. After 10 years of lab management, he became the Laboratory Safety Officer for a system of more than 10 hospitals and over 20 laboratories and collection sites in Virginia and North Carolina. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Amherst and Buffalo, New York.